VMware Interview Questions in Bellevue, WA | Glassdoor

VMware Interview Questions in Bellevue, WA

4 Interview Reviews

Experience

Experience
75%
0%
25%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
50%
50%

Difficulty

3.5
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy

4 Candidate Interview ReviewsBack to all Interviews

Filter

Sort: PopularDateDifficulty

Filter

Sort: PopularDateDifficulty
  1.  

    Senior Member of Technical Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at VMware (Bellevue, WA) in October 2015.

    Interview

    Quick, smooth and efficient. Initial screening via hackerrank.com. In-person interview questions were mostly about past experience and understanding of CPU architecture and memory virtualization. Good recruiting team with pretty fast response time.

    Interview Questions


  2.  

    Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at VMware (Bellevue, WA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Coding challenge followed by telephonic screen and 5-6 full onsite interviews lasting for 45 mins to 1 hour.
    If you know you CS fundamentals and have some good coding experience you will crack it.

    Interview Questions

    • Signed NDA.
      Algorithms, problem solving and some system knowledge.   Answer Question
  3.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at VMware (Bellevue, WA) in August 2014.

    Interview

    One phone or online programming challenge.
    Hiring event was four-five hours. A half hour introduction followed four 45 minute coding challenges.
    All parts of the interview process revolved around coding on a white board.

    Interview Questions

    • Phone screen was a string manipulation question.
      One 45 minutes session had me code a circular queue on a white board.   Answer Question

  4.  

    R&D Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at VMware (Bellevue, WA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    I had applied online and a recruiter reached out to me after 3 or 4 weeks. In addition to the R&D management position I had applied for, he also wanted to gauge my interest in another tech lead position that he had forwarded along in his mail.

    There have been few other posts regarding the poor manners and attitude of VMware recruiters. I'd have to second that.

    First of all, the recruiter tried to sell me this another tech lead role in Palo Alto and went in great lengths to impress me on the kind of A+ star talent they recruit. I declined on his offer since I was already solidly on management leadership role and it did not make sense to make a U turn even though I had all the skill sets and experience to fit into the tech lead role as well. He downplayed the management position I was interested in claiming it to be a "lesser priority" role than the tech position.

    Next, without checking on my availability, he fired off an impromptu phone interview and took up the next 30 mins asking me various tech questions on topics ranging from C++ programming to OS level concepts - threading etc, to networking. Well, I pretty much easily answered every single question asked and the recruiter was like wow, this was the first time I have had someone answer with such promptness and confidence. In spite of this, I was kinda surprised by the attitude of the recruiter to "assess" without a heads-up. Now that he had a great impression of my solid tech skill sets, he said he would immediately forward my application to the director of the group.

    NOTE: Next came the unethical part of interview. He wanted to know my marital status by asking "if there would be others apart from me who would relocate if offered the job". Lol, what a devilish way to not directly ask personal details! Even though I knew this was none of his business, I answered that my family would relocate as well. This was the last question.

    1 week later, I checked back with the recruiter on the status of my application and he said that they would not be moving forward on my application. I was plain irritated and disappointed by the company and its recruiting process. If they are not interested, why reach out to me in the first place and waste my time in interviewing and selling me other positions as well?

    I was reading other reviews on VMware interview and few others had also mentioned something about recruiters asking personal questions such as marital status. It leads me to think if there is something unethical going on potentially discriminating applicants on marital status?

    On the whole, very negative impression of the company and its recruiters.

    Interview Questions


Don't Miss Out On a Job You Love
Upload a resume to easily apply to jobs from anywhere. It's simple to set up.